Phase II of ReEngineering Humanity @836M
Opening reception of Phase II of ReEngineering Humanity @836M - APPLIED IMAGINATION
Video by Christine Cueto & David Mulgado
Applied Imagination expands on many of the topics presented in Phase I of the exhibition, taking to new heights the exploration of artificial intelligence and its incorporation into society. Applied Imagination is a group exhibition organized in collaboration with YESUNIVERSE and curated by Lady PheOnix, a 2019 curatorial fellow at 836M.
Artificial Intelligence will soon be present in all aspects of our lives, from cradle to grave. As our culture continues to evolve, technological trends have given rise to what many contemporary thinkers refer to as the imagination economy: “an economy where intuitive and creative thinking produces economic value."
Applied Imagination will feature media artist Refik Anadol, Phase I artist Marjan Moghaddam, computational artist and interdisciplinary researcher Parag K. Mital, and creative technologist Jacqueline Assar.
Applied Imagination will remain on view until September 13th, 2019.
Lady PheOnix is a curator of contemporary art and a passionate producer of creative works at the intersection of visual art and technology. She elevates and amplifies the work of artists through curated group shows organized in her virtual gallery, YESUNIVERSE, on Instagram. She has organized exhibitions for the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, 836M in San Francisco, and HuffPost Arts. As an autodidact, she began curating in 2015 as a form of creative self-care. #theyesuniverse has reached a global audience of millions, making it an institution. Lady PheOnix is regarded as one of the most influential digital gallerists, and has built an engaged community of dynamic artists, curators, and collectors by leveraging virtual space’s ability to generate and facilitate new forms of collaboration. She currently lives and works in the Bay Area.
ART x TECHNOLOGY x CULTURE
YESUNIVERSE is a vessel for experimentation and collaboration that builds community online and in-person through events and exhibitions where art and technology bring people together.